I’ve done much better with the latest bindings. I’ve got a copy of The Nameless Knight, and two copies of The Meldling that I’m quite happy with! So it’s time for mailing list giveaways once more. As always, the winners are chosen randomly from my list, and I’ll give them the option of what they get.
With the release of The Nameless Knight getting close, it’s time to make the first print copy. I’ve been looking around for a new binding style that’ll work better with the paper I can get through my printer, and with the help and advice of /r/Bookbinding on Reddit, I found it! Now all my books will be made like this.
Okay, I opened an Etsy shop after I realized that I had several test copies and other random bindings just lying around, and after much prodding from friends. I also took it as an opportunity to list a few of my vintage books acquired on my travels.
Anyone in Vancouver can just contact me directly to buy a book, but for anyone else – to Etsy with you!
I totally have a mailing list. It is a shiny list, which is unfortunately lacking in subscribers right now. This makes me sad!
I give away books on this mailing list once a month, as you well know. At midnight on September 30th, anyone who’s signed up to the list will be put into a raffle for a handbound copy of The Meldling.
I decided to try out the Coptic stitch binding, and here’s the result!
The first notebook is tiny – maybe 3 inches by 5 inches. I made the covers from cardboard, duct tape, and an old paper gift bag. The stitching is some spare hemp cord that got hilariously tangled every few minutes, and the paper on the inside is plain printer paper that I cut to size.
Today, I bound my first book! As you may know, I am somewhat craft-inclined, and it seems that book binding is a perfect choice of hobby for a writer. It’s a really interesting thing to do and there are dozens of different ways to bind books.
I followed an Instructable tutorial using whatever material I had lying around, and I got EVERYTHING covered in glue and little bits of paper. It was awesome!